Uganda’s mScan emerges winner of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

Uganda’s mScan emerges winner of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

Yesterday, TechCrunch hosted the second edition of its Startup Battlefield Africa in Lagos Nigeria. The event was characterised by keynote speeches, panel sessions and pitch sessions.

Fifteen startups from across Africa battled it out on stage to win a grand prize of $25,000. The startups include; Apollo Agriculture, SUDPAY, LabTECH, Complete Farmer, Bettr, FoodHubs, Honey Flow Africa, AgriPredict, MAX, CodeLn, Bankly, Powerstove Energy, mscan, Pineapple, Trend Solar.

In the first stage, each of the 15 startups, divided into three groups, pitched their products and services to a panel of judges which included investors from across Africa and beyond.

On the stage now is the founder of Powerstove Energy, a cleanstove with built-in IoT System for real time monitoring. #TCbattlefield pic.twitter.com/dPFI1pvqu5

Now pitching is a rep of Pineapple from South Africa, a decentralised insurance network #TCbattlefield pic.twitter.com/1XGE8jjfsk

— Techpoint Africa (@Techpointdotng) December 11, 2018

From Tanzania is Trend Solar an all-in-one kit that provides access to affordable Internet, energy, TV, digital content and smartphone. #TCbattlefield pic.twitter.com/H4R4SwcRuV

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In the second stage, three finalists were invited back on stage to pitch their startups;

Bettr, a South Africa-based virtual banking platform

Up next on stage to pitch to the judges is @BettrFinance from South Africa. pic.twitter.com/qTyNF9fL1T

— Techpoint Africa (@Techpointdotng) December 11, 2018

MAX, a Nigeria-based on-demand motorbike hailing and delivery service

Ized from @maxdotng (A Nigeria motorcycle, ehailing platform) now on Stage pitching. #TCbattlefield pic.twitter.com/TGcgYoTgZS

— Techpoint Africa (@Techpointdotng) December 11, 2018

mScan, a Uganda-based startup that develops portable ultrasound devices that are compatible with mobile devices.

Mscan the digital ultrasound platform from #Uganda back on stage to convince the Judges. #TCbattlefield pic.twitter.com/Uz7sOldB83

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— Techpoint Africa (@Techpointdotng) December 11, 2018

In the end, mScan emerged winner of the TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2019, walking away with $25,000.

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